Scottish Football Historical Archive

 

Southern Counties League

 

After a series of meetings by the Southern Counties FA in 1927, the Southern Counties League was re-formed with the St Cuthbert Cup being awarded to the winners. Seven clubs intimated that they would take part, with only Whithorn declining the invite. When the league finally got under way, Garlieston and Wigtown & Bladnoch had withdrawn although Creetown had joined. As in most of the previous attempts the league was unfinished but the following season saw the league expand to ten clubs, split into Northern and Southern sections. The league reverted to a single division for the rest of its history except in 1932-33. This season saw the inclusion of three Wigtownshire clubs in a Western section. However this had no bearing on where the title would end up as the Eastern section winners were declared champions. By 1937 the league had been losing its importance as more emphasis was put on the cup competitions and the competition was ultimately dropped from the fixture list at the Southern Counties AGM in July 1937.

 

Champions

1927-28 unfinished

1928-29 St Cuthbert Wanderers (beat Stranraer 8-3 in play-off)

1929-30 Dalbeattie Star

1930-31 Dalbeattie Star

1931-32 Dalbeattie Star

1932-33 Dalbeattie Star

1933-34 Dalbeattie Star

1934-35 St Cuthbert Wanderers

1935-36 St Cuthbert Wanderers

1936-37 unfinished

 

Membership

Creetown

Dalbeattie Star

Douglas Wanderers

Garlieston

Mid-Annandale

 

Newton Stewart

Nithsdale Wanderers

Queen of the South 'A'

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Solway Star

 

Stranraer

Stranraer 'A'

Tarff Rovers

Thornhill

Whithorn

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Seasons

1927-1930, 1933-1937

1927-1934

1927-1933, 1934-35

1928-1930, 1933-1937

1928-29,

1931-1933

1927-1932, 1934-1937

1930-1933

1930-1933

1927-1937

1928-29,

1930-1933

1928-1932, 1933-1935

1935-1937

1928-29, 1931-1937

1930-31

1932-1937

1930-1937

Came from

 

 

 

 

Provincial League

 

 

 

 

 

Provincial League

Left for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Alliance

 

 

 

Scottish Combination

 

 

1927-28

Cree

Dalb

Doug

Newt S

St CW

Creetown

X

 

 

 

 

Dalbeattie Star

 

X

3-3

 

10 Mar

3-3

Douglas Wanderers

 

17 Mar

2-2

X

 

3 Mar

0-4

Newton Stewart

7 Apr

2-4

 

10 Mar

2-4

X

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

7 Apr

2-0

25 Feb

2-1

 

X

 

 

1927-28 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Douglas Wanderers

Dalbeattie Star

Creetown

Newton Stewart

4

5

4

1

2

3

1

0

1

0

1

2

3

0

0

0

2

1

0

2

11

10

8

4

4

4

13

10

2

8

7

4

3

2

0

 

 

1928-29

North

Cree

Garl

NS

Stra

Tarff

Creetown

X

20 Oct

2-4

15 Dec

4-4

3 Nov

4-4

13 Oct

5-0

Garlieston

9 Feb

4-1

X

10 Nov

1-2

1 Dec

0-2

3 Nov

6-0

Newton Stewart

23 Feb

6-1

20 Apr

0-0

X

22 Dec

2-5

27 Oct

4-2

Stranraer

29 Dec

7-2

27 Oct

1-0

16 Mar

1-5

X

15 Dec

6-2

Tarff Rovers

W-L

22 Dec

4-1

6 Apr

2-4

L-W

X

 

6 Apr Tarff v Newton Stewart, at Newton Stewart

 

 

1928-29 Northern Section

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

Stranraer

Newton Stewart

Garlieston

Creetown

Tarff Rovers

8

8

8

8

8

6

5

3

1

2

1

2

1

2

0

1

1

4

5

6

29

27

16

22

12

18

16

12

32

31

13

12

7

4

4

 

1928-29

South

Dalb

DW

MA

Solw

St CW

Dalbeattie Star

X

1 Dec

9-0

13 Oct

3-2

1-3

15 Dec

2-4

Douglas Wanderers

20 Oct

0-3

X

NOT

PLAYED

29 Dec

1-1

6 Oct

0-3

Mid Annandale

10 Nov

4-1

27 Oct

3-1

X

1 Dec

4-1

NOT

PLAYED

Solway Star

2 Mar

4-1

13 Oct

6-4

5 Jan

2-2

X

NOT

PLAYED

St Cuthbert Wanderers

8 Dec

3-1

22 Dec

0-0

9 Feb

8-0

NOT

PLAYED

X

 

3 Nov Douglas Wanderers v Solway Star 2-2 (unfinished)

 

 

1928-29 Southern Section

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Solway Star

Mid Annandale

Dalbeattie Star

Douglas Wanderers

5

6

6

8

7

4

3

3

3

0

1

2

1

0

2

0

1

2

5

5

18

17

15

21

6

3

13

16

20

25

9

8

7

6

2

 

Championship play-off

31 Aug 1929 St Cuthbert Wanderers beat Stranraer 8-3

 

 

1929-30

Cree

Dalb

DW

Gar

NS

St CW

Stra

Creetown

X

 

Dalbeattie Star

 

X

14 Sep

3-1

31 Aug

6-1

12 Oct

6-1

15 Feb

2-1

22 Mar

1-0

Douglas Wanderers

 

26 Oct

2-5

X

30 Nov

2-1

17 Aug

4-2

1 Feb

0-1

W-L

Garlieston

 

19 Oct

1-4

L-W

X

26 Oct

2-3

D-D

L-W

Newton Stewart

31 Aug

7-2

21 Dec

1-3

2 Nov

4-4

5 Oct

1-1

X

NOT

PLAYED

19 Oct

1-2

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

1 Mar

3-2

21 Dec

9-0

21 Sep

4-1

W-L

?-0

X

26 Oct

1-2

Stranraer

 

17 Aug

4-3

21 Sep

4-1

2 Nov

6-2

W-L

?-0

L-W

X

 

 

1929-30

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

Dalbeattie Star

Stranraer

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Douglas Wanderers

Newton Stewart

Garlieston

10

10

9

10

9

10

8

7

6

4

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

2

2

3

2

5

6

8

35

38

29

22

13

14

15

27

11

28

34

35

16

14

13

9

4

2

 

Creetown resigned

 

 

1930-31

Dalb

DW

NS

Nith

QoS

Solw

St CW

Stran

Thorn

Wigt

Dalbeattie Star

X

18 Oct

5-3

27 Dec

3-0

30 Aug

1-2

4 Apr

4-3

21 Feb

1-1

14 Feb

9-0

6 Dec

10-2

Douglas Wanderers

 

X

29 Nov

2-4

1 Nov

1-1

16 Aug

6-1

27 Sep

2-3

4 Oct

6-1

Newton Stewart

 

30 Aug

0-11

X

 

 

 

Nithsdale Wanderers

 

29 Nov

4-2

X

15 Nov

4-2

16 Aug

7-1

27 Sep

5-2

 

 

Queen of the South A

11 Apr

1-2

21 Feb

4-0

4 Oct

1-2

X

27 Dec

4-4

8 Nov

2-2

21 Mar

1-1

18 Oct

3-1

23 Aug

7-1

Solway Star

25 Apr

5-3

6 Dec

2-2

X

18 Oct

2-1

11 Apr

1-1

13 Dec

7-1

22 Nov

2-3?

St Cuthbert Wanderers

3 Jan

4-3

23 Aug

5-3

11 Apr

3-1

27 Sep

1-1

21 Feb

?-?

X

14 Feb

3-2

6 Dec

3-1

 

Stranraer

23 Aug

3-4

30 Aug

5-0

3 Jan

7-2

29 Nov

4-2

X

4 Apr

8-3

7 Feb

6-1

Thornhill

29 Nov

0-9

15 Nov

2-1

28 Mar

3-4

22 Nov

1-11

14 Mar

0-5

18 Apr

4-3

25 Apr

4-3

X

21 Mar

4-0

Wigtown & Bladnoch

 

3 Jan

5-1

30 Aug

0-0

13 Dec

2-4

8 Nov

10-1

X

 

 

 

1930-31

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Dalbeattie Star

Queen of the South A

Nithsdale Wanderers

Stranraer

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Solway Star

Douglas Wanderers

Thornhill

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Newton Stewart

15

17

14

15

16

14

13

16

13

3

11

7

8

7

6

5

4

5

3

0

1

5

2

3

5

4

2

0

2

0

3

5

4

5

5

5

7

11

8

3

66

56

42

54

35

40

43

29

30

5

27

36

30

36

40

35

36

87

51

22

23

19

18

17

17

14

10

10

8

0

 

Newton Stewart resigned during the season.

 

 

1931-32

Dalb

DW

MA

NS

Nith

QoS

Solw

St CW

Stran

Tarff

Wigt

Dalbeattie Star

X

 

19 Dec

4-1

22 Aug

7-3

12 Dec

0-1

3 Oct

2-2

24 Oct

5-2

Douglas Wanderers

17 Oct

2-5

X

 

29 Aug

0-1

3 Oct

2-4

15 Aug

4-3

 

 

Mid Annandale

 

10 Oct

2-1

X

5 Sep

3-1

24 Oct

2-2

19 Dec

3-0

 

6 Feb

3-0

12 Dec

5-0

Newton Stewart

 

24 Oct

2-1

 

X

6 Feb

1-2

30 Oct

2-2

19 Sep

0-1

23 Jan

1-3

Nithsdale Wanderers

 

 

X

5 Sep

1-3

 

 

19 Sep

6-2

Queen of the South A

29 Aug

0-3

2 Apr

3-2

17 Oct

6-0

X

28 Nov

2-0

15 Aug

8-2

26 Sep

1-0

23Apr

5-1

10 Oct

4-1

Solway Star

5 Dec

1-9

17 Oct

3-5

14 Nov

scr-wo

23 Jan

4-6

X

3 Oct

1-6

29 Aug

4-4

 

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

22 Aug

1-5

29 Aug

7-2

12 Mar

3-2

5 Dec

2-1

5 Sep

9-2

X

19 Dec

3-1

17 Oct

3-0

24 Oct

9-0

Stranraer

 

21 Nov

6-2

 

26 Dec

4-1

19 Sep

3-1

X

23 Jan

6-1

 

Tarff Rovers

12 Mar

1-2

5 Sep

1-2

3 Oct

0-2

10 Oct

1-1

7 Nov

0-2

30 Oct

3-2

27 Jan

3-3

X

29 Aug

1-1

Wigtown & Bladnoch

15 Aug

3-4

7 Nov

3-5?

5 Sep

3-0

30 Oct

1-0

20 Feb

1-1

12 Mar

1-0

5 Dec

7-2

X

 

 

 

1931-32

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Dalbeattie Star

Queen of the South A

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Stranraer

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Mid Annandale

Tarff Rovers

Douglas Wanderers

Newton Stewart

Nithsdale Wanderers

Solway Star

17

18

15

15

16

13

17

10

13

4

10

13

11

9

7

7

7

3

3

2

2

1

1

1

1

4

2

1

4

0

2

1

1

3

6

5

4

7

5

10

7

9

1

8

76

54

50

47

34

31

22

21

16

10

20

30

32

31

31

46

33

48

28

44

7

51

27

23

19

18

16

15

10

6

6

5

3

 

Nithsdale Wanderers and Solway Star both resigned during the season.

 

1932-33

Eastern Section

Dalb

DW

MA

NS

QoS

Solw

StCW

Dalbeattie Star

X

4 Mar

W-1

 

4 Mar

7-1

3 Sep

5-2

Douglas Wanderers

 

X

17 Sep

2-5

Mid Annandale

 

X

11 Mar

1-0

17 Sep

7-2

Nithsdale Wanderers

8 Apr

4-3

24 Sep

4-2

X

Queen of the South A

3 Sep

5-0

 

11 Mar

1-1

X

Solway Star

17 Sep

0-3

 

10 Sep

3-0

X

25 Mar

3-1

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

22 Oct

5-2

3 Sep

1-1

X

 

Games played on 10 Sep, 17 Sep

 

 

1932-33 Eastern Section

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Dalbeattie Star

Queen of the South A

Nithsdale Wanderers

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Mid Annandale

Solway Star

Douglas Wanderers

8

8

6

6

4

6

4

7

4

2

2

2

1

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

0

1

3

2

3

2

5

4

39

21

11

12

12

7

5

11

20

17

19

13

15

14

14

9

6

5

4

2

0

 

 

1932-33

Western Section

Tarff

Whit

Wigt

Tarff Rovers

X

1 Oct

3-2?

 

Whithorn

3 Sep

2-3

X

10 Sep

4-3

Wigtown & Bladnoch

28 Jan

4-0

X

 

 

 

1932-33 Western Section

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

Tarff Rovers

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Whithorn

4

4

4

4

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

10

13

8

6

8

17

8

4

0

 

 

1933-34

Cree

Dalb

Garli

NS

St CW

Stran

Tarff

Whit

Wigt

Creetown

X

 

 

 

Dalbeattie Star

X

 

21 Oct

4-1

30 Sep

4-2

 

 

Garlieston

 

 

X

 

 

Newton Stewart

19 Aug

1-5

X

 

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

 

 

X

 

 

Stranraer

21 Oct

4-3

 

X

7 Apr

2-2

 

 

Tarff Rovers

 

 

X

 

 

Whithorn

 

 

21 Oct

1-0

19 Aug

4-0

X

 

Wigtown & Bladnoch

19 Aug

4-2

21 Oct

3-1

 

X

 

 

 

1933-34

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Dalbeattie Star

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Stranraer

Tarff Rovers

Creetown

Newton Stewart

Garlieston

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Whithorn

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

16

14

10

8

6

6

5

2

4

3

1

5

3

3

2

2

6

2

3

1

1

5

7

8

9

8

10

10

87

43

56

42

45

44

34

31

32

23

26

51

37

43

54

65

59

55

29

25

19

15

14

12

10

10

9

 

 

 

1934-35

Cree

DW

Garli

NS

St CW

Stran

Tarff

Whit

Wigt

Creetown

X

1 Dec

7-0

 

 

Douglas Wanderers

 

X

 

 

Garlieston

 

X

 

 

Newton Stewart

 

X

 

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

1 Dec

1-0

X

 

 

Stranraer

 

X

 

1 Dec

3-3

Tarff Rovers

 

3 Nov

6-2

X

 

 

Whithorn

 

1 Dec

6-1

 

X

 

Wigtown & Bladnoch

 

 

 

X

 

1 Dec were these all league matches?

 

 

1934-35

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Stranraer

Whithorn

Creetown

Tarff Rovers

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Newton Stewart

Garlieston

Douglas Wanderers

14

13

14

11

15

8

12

10

5

8

7

6

6

6

5

3

1

1

3

2

3

3

2

1

1

1

0

3

4

5

2

7

2

8

8

4

47

44

50

36

33

25

33

17

10

28

32

31

23

45

15

43

51

28

19

16

15

15

14

11

7

3

2

 

Douglas Wanderers resigned during the season.

 

 

1935-36

Cree

Garl

NS

SCW

Stra

Tarf

Whit

Wigt

Creetown

 

3?-0

 

 

Garlieston

 

2 Nov

3-3

 

Newton Stewart

 

22 Feb

4-3

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

 

Stranraer A

2 Nov

0-2

 

 

Tarff Rovers

 

 

Whithorn

 

 

22 Feb

5-1

Wigtown & Bladnoch

 

 

 

 

1935-36

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Creetown

Tarff Rovers

Newton Stewart

Stranraer A

Whithorn

Garlieston

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

12

9

7

7

5

5

3

1

0

2

3

1

2

0

3

3

2

3

4

6

7

9

8

10

62

55

49

51

40

32

35

27

28

33

33

34

55

52

53

73

24

20

17

15

12

10

9

5

 

 

1936-37

Cree

Garl

NS

SCW

Stra

Tarf

Whit

Wigt

Creetown

 

 

Garlieston

 

 

8 Aug

2-2

Newton Stewart

 

 

St Cuthbert Wanderers

 

 

 

Stranraer A

8 Aug

8-1

 

Tarff Rovers

 

 

Whithorn

 

 

Wigtown & Bladnoch

 

 

 

 

1936-37 unfinished

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

St Cuthbert Wanderers

Newton Stewart

Stranraer A

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Creetown

Tarff Rovers

Garlieston

Whithorn

9

12

10

8

7

10

12

4

6

5

5

4

4

3

1

0

2

3

2

2

1

3

2

1

1

4

3

2

2

4

9

3

41

31

41

22

26

26

17

5

20

27

26

15

21

22

60

18

14

13

12

10

9

9

4

1

 

Whithorn resigned during the season.

 

 

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